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How to Securely Transition From Remote Work Back to the Office

Uploaded: May 12, 2020
While many companies are today working from home, at some point, the workforce will return to the office. It’s not clear what this will look like; it may be a small portion of workers heading back in phases or everyone at once. There is also the possibility that working from home will remain the norm […]
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Nine Things to Do to Keep Remote Cybersecurity Jobs Remote

Uploaded: May 12, 2020
“The Three Little Pigs” is a children's story about being prepared for when you need something, even if you have to make a few short-term sacrifices along the way. It’s a lesson we should heed right now as we look toward uncertainty about what work will look like in the weeks ahead. Although not always […]
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Addressing the Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals

Uploaded: April 23, 2020
The shortage of cybersecurity professionals has been well studied, documented, and publicized. According to ESG Research, 51% of companies say their organization has a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. The most well cited study on the cyber workforce shortage, by (ISC)², estimates that an additional 4 million more cybersecurity professionals are needed to defend organizations […]
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Cybersecurity News: Why Staying Current Is Vital

Uploaded: April 7, 2020
Staying up to date on cybersecurity news is not just about knowing where the latest data breach happened. It also requires following the rapid changes in the industry, and knowing which companies are on the forefront of information security, and who the thought leaders are. Staying on top of cybersecurity news also helps CISOs and […]
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State of the Cybersecurity Job Market and How CyberSN Can Help

Uploaded: April 2, 2020
Friends, Since I was a young girl I have felt a sense of responsibility to care for others, a responsibility to always help when people are scared, sad or stressed. Today I feel this even greater, as our world and our country faces a major healthcare crisis and as our economy is negatively affected; I […]
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Why All Tech Staffing Agencies Are Not Created Equal

Uploaded: March 27, 2020
Have you heard about the workforce shortage in cybersecurity? Skilled cyber professionals are hard to find and desirable jobs at great companies are left unfilled for months. At least that’s what most tech staffing agencies will tell you. This mindset has infected too many companies, their HR departments, and the staffing agencies they hire, leaving […]
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CyberSN’s Deidre Diamond Named RSAC2020 Top Speaker

Uploaded: March 20, 2020
If you were at the RSA Conference 2020 this year in San Francisco, you may have caught Deidre Diamond’s presentation on talent exfiltration and the keys to retaining top cybersecurity employees. Deidre has appeared as a RSAC speaker in the past and this year was recognized by the event as a top rated speaker. The […]
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Four Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity Job Description

Uploaded: March 17, 2020
Many of the challenges firms face when filling cybersecurity positions can be traced back to the job description. Cybersecurity job descriptions are notoriously difficult to write, yet they’re often the first impression a potential hire has of what it’s like to work for your company. With a lack of industry-accepted terms for jobs and roles, […]
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A Chief Security Officer’s COVID-19 Checklist

Uploaded: March 12, 2020
Organizations are taking novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak precautions with employees, travel restrictions are being put in place, and leaders are providing general workplace safety information on outbreak precautions. The chief security officer and your cybersecurity organization have a critical role to play in business continuity and COVID-19 preparations. To remain operational and minimize cyber risk, […]
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Searching Cybersecurity Jobs? How to Find the Right Fit

Uploaded: March 10, 2020
Shifting roles within the cybersecurity industry can be extremely difficult—job seekers are faced with a variety of frustrating hurdles they must overcome in order to find a great career fit. From firms underestimating the importance of cybersecurity roles, to nonsensical job descriptions, to outlandish job requirements, it can take an exhausting amount of effort to […]
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CyberSN President Discusses Cyber Recruitment in Forbes Article

Uploaded: February 6, 2020
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media in recent years about a cybersecurity staffing shortage. While it has certainly been a challenge for some companies to fill their cyber teams with great talent, CyberSN President Mark Aiello points out in his recent piece in Forbes, “Four (Self-Inflicted) Roadblocks To Finding Quality Cyber Professionals,” […]
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Wise Owl Tip: Women Needed To Solve Talent Shortage

Uploaded: January 9, 2020
Friends, my article published on TechBeacon.com explains how we as civilians can help solve the economic and national security issue of the lack of women in cybersecurity. Please read it, reproduced below, and help raise awareness about all the amazing jobs in cybersecurity that are available for everyone. Currently only 11% of our cybersecurity workforce is […]
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3 Red Flags in Cybersecurity Postings

Uploaded: October 21, 2019
Firms struggling to recruit quality cybersecurity candidates may be a little too quick to blame the security skills gap without looking in the mirror first. In many cases, companies take themselves out of the running for the best available candidates the day the job is posted. Why? Experienced cybersecurity professionals run away far and fast […]
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The Many Broken Faces of the Cybersecurity Market

Uploaded: July 31, 2019
Today’s cybersecurity teams need all the help they can get to keep up with a breakneck pace of work. Threat Actors barrage corporate systems with new and inventive attacks by the minute. And Cybersecurity professionals are committed to protecting information, privacy, and maintaining regulatory compliance. Unfortunately, security hiring managers struggle to hire talent fast enough […]
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Don’t Chase Your Tail! Hire AND Retain Cybersecurity Talent

Uploaded: January 31, 2019
Friends, I wanted to share a precursor to my RSAC 2019 talk. Join me Friday, Mar 08 | 11:10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M for Retaining and Growing Cybersecurity Talent: A Proven Model. RSVP to this session here. Don’t Chase Your Tail! Hire AND Retain Cybersecurity Talent As 2019 begins and companies ramp up their Q1 cybersecurity staffing initiatives, hiring […]
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Vague Info Hurts

Uploaded: January 29, 2019
Why do Cybersecurity Professionals have such a hard time finding jobs when they are in such high demand?  Some would contend it’s because there aren’t enough Cybersecurity Professionals in the world. While this argument is true, it is equally true that the reason companies can’t hire has nothing to do with the quantity of talent, […]
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What It Means to Specialize in Cybersecurity Recruiting

Uploaded: January 21, 2019
At CyberSN, helping executive and cybersecurity leadership build their security and sales teams is all we do. We’ve created an exceptional reputation for serving the cybersecurity community, and have earned the respect of hiring organizations and job seekers by delivering results that exceed their wildest expectations. Cybersecurity professionals are not responding to job postings. Companies […]
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Five Wise Owl Cybersecurity Workforce Predictions

Uploaded: January 10, 2019
Hi friends, A new year is upon us and many people have been asking for my insight into the 2019 cybersecurity job market. Unfortunately, talent acquisition and retention statistics did not improve in 2018 and I do not see them improving in 2019. Job searching is broken and our industry lacks succession planning. We will […]
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Wise Owl Tip: Are You Sure You Know How To Make Agreements?

Uploaded: May 6, 2018
Agreements are tricky. In fact, most agreements are disguised as roles, responsibilities, expectations, goals and/or projects. It’s no wonder that we have such difficulty making and honoring agreements: we aren’t looking at them as agreements. For many years now, I have found that every time I am coaching someone or a group of people through […]
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Cybersecurity Hiring Crisis Fueled by Lackluster Salaries

Uploaded: January 2, 2018
While demand for top flight cyber talent is hotter than ever, top line recruitment is often hindered by outdated and uninspired compensation planning. Let’s go inside the latest report findings from cybersecurity search firm CyberSN. -This story was featured on HuntScanlon.com on January 3, 2018 – Authors: Scott A. Scanlon Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing […]
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Salary Caps Threaten National Security

Uploaded: December 6, 2017
Quibbling over dollars leaves jobs unfilled and companies at risk Originally published on Medium [story no longer exists], this interview was conducted in November 2017 to explore the “CyberSN Research Study: The Cyber Security Hiring Crisis” in more detail. Read on to learn more about our findings Author – Kacy Zurkus, Freelance Writer – @KSZ714 In today’s data-driven world, […]
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The Cybersecurity Hiring Crisis

Uploaded: October 11, 2017
View our research study Friends, our lack of real-time salary data and our poor hiring practices are causing unnecessary stress and productivity breakdown. The cybersecurity talent shortage is not an excuse for unfilled positions. CyberSN has performed thousands of searches and compiled valuable data that shows why jobs go unfilled for reasons beyond the talent […]
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Equifax Breach: What No One Is Talking About!

Uploaded: September 18, 2017
My friends: are we really going to claim the Equifax CISO is to blame because she’s a woman or because she has a degree in music? Let’s have a closer look. I see the Equifax breach as being caused by unfilled cybersecurity jobs. When I looked on September 15th, 2017; Equifax had 17 cyber security […]
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We Need a New Approach to Hiring

Uploaded: July 9, 2017
When Gary Hayslip, the CISO for Webroot, Co-Author of The CISO Desk Reference Guide, and a highly valued and trusted leader in the security industry asked for my input on his article, Cyber Recruiting, the Good the Bad and the Not So Pretty, I told him I would be more than happy to share my thoughts. I have […]
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